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Flood Study Presentation to Council

Flood Study to Provide Roadmap for Future Flood Resilience
Posted on 11/10/2021
Flood Study to Provide Roadmap for Future Flood Resilience

On Tuesday, November 9, the Mayor and Davenport City Council were presented with the final Flood Mitigation Study for Davenport’s riverfront. The presentation comes in advance of the Committee of Whole Meeting on Wednesday, November 17, to allow Council time to review the document and ask questions before considering acceptance. The public is also welcome to review the document and comment at the public hearing on November 17.

The results of the study being considered will provide a roadmap for future flood resilience and are the culmination of a nearly two-year planning effort carried out with substantial public input.

At a high level, the flood mitigation study provides a plan that:

  • Meets community and City Goals
  • Supports the existing riverfront park and land use plans
  • Maintains the City’s unique relationship with the Mississippi River
  • Can be scaled or revised to accommodate future needs, constraints, and/or funding opportunities
  • Offers incremental and transformational recommendations that balance respect for and retreat from the river
  • Reflects a balanced and phased approach that can leverage multiple funding strategies to mitigate flood risk incrementally
  • Balances public investment and individual responsibility

Use this link to view the study.

The first public hearing on the plan and consideration by Davenport City Council is at the Committee of the Whole Meeting, Wednesday, November 17 at 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers, Davenport City Hall.